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Homecoming celebration

for New Somerset Church

TORONTO — New Somerset Christian Church, located at 12052 state Route 213, Toronto, will be hosting a homecoming celebration on Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m.

The celebration of the church’s history and ministry will include preaching, food, fellowship and music by Marvin Whiteman.

Gyro sales continue

Tuesday at Holy Trinity

STEUBENVILLE — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will host its monthly sales of gyros, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the church, located at 300 S. Fourth St.

The lamb gyros are $7, and the chicken gyros are $8. There will be a 25 cent charge for extra tzatziki sauce. The kouroulakia (twist cookies) are $6 a dozen. There is free delivery on orders of four or more gyros. Orders will be accepted the day of the sale by phone to (740) 282-9835 or fax at (740) 282-2091. Allowing a minimum of 20 minutes to process phone or fax orders is asked. Walk-in sales also are welcome.

Other sale dates, all of which run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. are: Nov. 12; Dec. 10; Jan. 14; and Feb. 11.

Community yard, craft sale

spaces are available

RICHMOND — The Richmond United Presbyterian Church, 310 E. Main St., is organizing an indoor community yard and craft sale, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Free table space will be provided to those interested in selling items, but not food, which will be the church’s fundraising element of the event.

Those interested in reserving a space can call (740) 765-4217.

Wednesdays ‘Together’

continuing at Weirton church

WEIRTON — “Together” at Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall continues Wednesday, running from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Devotions will follow.

All meals include a beverage. The cost is $2 per person or a maximum fee of $10 per family. The menu for Wednesday will be fried chicken, jo jo potatoes, coleslaw, biscuits with butter and gingerbread with whipped cream. All meals include beverages.

The church is located at 121 Ivy St.

Toronto church’s yarn

ministry meeting Thursday

TORONTO — The Yarn Ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Toronto, 116 N. Third St., will meet at 10 a.m. at the church on Thursday and Oct. 24.

The group will continue to make items for the Trinity Birthing Center and hats for Tony Teramana Cancer Center in addition to articles for individuals who need comfort and support. This year, veterans will be added as recipients in a show of gratitude and comfort, according to a spokesperson.

The gatherings are held every other Thursday from September through May. New members are always welcome. The group accepts items donated by those unable to attend the meetings. For information, contact Carolyn Owen at (740) 537-4646.

Free community meal

in Weirton on Oct. 19

WEIRTON — The Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church at 121 Ivy St., Weirton, will be hosting a “free-for-all” community meal chili luncheon consisting of chili, cornbread, drinks and desserts.

It will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the fellowship Hall at the rear of the church.

New priest welcomed at

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox

STEUBENVILLE — The Rev. Matthew Moore recently was welcomed as the new pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 300 S. Fourth St.

Ordained to the priesthood in May 2014, Moore most recently served in Charleston, W.Va. Born and raised in Iowa, he has lived around Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Boston.

Moore was raised in the United Methodist Church and eventually enrolled in Nashotah House, a seminary of the Episcopal Church to seek ordination as an Episcopal priest. He explained that he mistakenly thought that “the rich, beautiful and transformative Faith of Orthodox Christianity was only for Russians, Greeks, Lebanese or Serbians and spent years wishing he could be an Orthodox Christian priest.”

At the Nashotah House he learned that the Orthodox Christian Church is not limited to ethnicity but is open and welcoming to all. His family became Orthodox Christians in 2009, and Moore was ordained to the priesthood five years later.

He and his wife, Presbytera Jennifer, have three daughters: Adeline, Katherine and Beatrice. They said they “love where they live and appreciate how welcoming the entire valley is.”

Fall gospel meetings at

Weirton Heights Church

WEIRTON — The Weirton Heights Church of Christ, 3169 Pennsylvania Ave., will host its fall gospel meetings featuring Evangelist Brent Gallagher on Oct. 13-18.

Sermon times are 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 7 p.m. Oct. 14-18. All are free and open to the public. The topics will be: Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m., “The Unique Jesus,” 10:30 a.m., “Four Crosses,” and 6:30 p.m., “A Closer Fellowship;” Oct. 14, “False Hope;” Oct. 15, “Overcoming Satan;” Oct. 16, “Giving God’s Gifts;” Oct. 17, “Decision Determine Desires;” and Oct. 18, “An Appointment You Won’t Miss.”

For information, call (304) 723-1160.

Paint brush social planned at

Cove Presbyterian Church

WEIRTON — Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton will host a paint brush social fundraiser on Oct. 19, beginning at 1 p.m.

The cost is $35 per person with all supplies included. The project will involve a two-sided fall and winter artwork on wood.

There is a pre-pay option on PayPal at dismith519@gmail.com. The event is limited to 40 participants. To RSVP by Oct. 10, call or text Debbie Smith at (304) 914-6286 or Patty Criss at (304) 670-3263.

Blessed Sacrament CWC

resuming pierogi making

WINTERSVILLE — The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Women’s Club met in September to plan the resumption of pierogi making, which will take place in October with frozen pierogi and sauce sales beginning in February. A bake sale will be held as well.

The election of a new president and vice president was held due to the retirement of Sandy Talarico and Shirley Lamantia. The new officers are Rosalie Falbo and Patricia Ryan.

A reception for the retiring officers and board members followed the business meeting.

St. Thomas Episcopal

to mark 50th anniversary

WEIRTON — St. Thomas Episcopal Church at Three Springs Drive is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The church was built in 1969, and the first service was held on Christmas Eve.

An open house will be held Oct. 13, beginning at 9 a.m. with a special service with Pastor Phil Van Dam and a reception after the service until 2 p.m. The open house is for any past members of the church but also is open to the public to tour the church and fellowship with the members.

The church was built in 1969, and the first service was held on Christmas Eve.

For information, call the church at (304) 723-4120.

Special service on Oct. 13

at Morning Star Baptist

WEIRTON — The Morning Star Baptist Church, 3124 Weir Ave., will sponsor a 100th anniversary pre-celebration service on Oct. 13, beginning at 3 p.m.

The Rev. George A. Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church, West Mifflin, Pa., and his congregation will be guests. The Treble Tones of Pittsburgh will provide music.

The church’s pastor is the Rev. James E. Brown.

Holy Family Church to be

site of ‘Unplanned’ showing

STEUBENVILLE — Holy Family Church in Steubenville will host a showing of the movie “Unplanned” on Oct. 12, beginning at 7 p.m.

The free event is co-hosted by Project Rachel Ministries, “a ministry of hope and healing for the Diocese of Steubenville.” For information, visit facebook.com/HolyFamilySteubenville/Events.

22nd-annual Hymnfest

set for Sunday at Starkdale

STEUBENVILLE — Starkdale Presbyterian Church, 4600 Sunset Blvd., will host its 22nd-annual Hymnfest on Sunday, beginning at 7 p.m.

Music will be performed by the Friends Choir, Carolyn Glaub, Tom Graham, Sweet Harmonies, the Starkdale Adult Choir and pianist Stephan Carroll. A dessert reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

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